BBQ Sauces That Sizzle

BBQ Sauces that Sizzle

Take your summer BBQ to the next level with some thick, delicious sauces that'll jazz up your favorite meat and vegetable dishes

Our first recipe comes from Stephanie Graney, a District Consultant who lives in Huntington Beach, California with her two daughters and husband.

Gluten-Free Balsamic BBQ Sauce:

  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan and stir until all are blended well and the mixture is smooth. Simmer mixture over medium to low heat until reduced by 1/3 – about 15 to 20 minutes. Brush onto chicken, steak, or sausage, and grill or broil in the oven.  This sauce can also be lightly brushed onto veggies. Looking for a tasty appetizer? Make the sauce, add sliced chicken sausage to it, and heat simmer until sausage is heated through. Serve with toothpicks.

Our second recipe comes from Deb Clem, a Regional Manager in Kansas City. Deb is mom to Rosie (11) and absolutely loves BBQ. Deb likes her meats rubbed, then slow cooked and topped with a tomato-based sauce. She has kept her BBQ sauce a secret… until now. 

Deb’s Secret KC BBQ Sauce:

  • 2 cups of Ketchup
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 1/4 tablespoons mustard (not powdered)
  • Dash of hot sauce
  • Tablespoon of a good dry rub
  • 1/3 tablespoon of black pepper

Follow the same directions as the recipe above.

Skip the bottled sauces and impress your family and guests with these smokin’ hot recipes. They’re easy to make and will add a scrumptious new flavor to your summer BBQ dishes.

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